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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB

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7.6
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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 765 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 35 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB, Back 4 Blood predicted to get 61 FPS and Dying Light 2 predicted to get 35 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Next we have Back 4 Blood running on GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB which is predicted to get L: 122FPS, M: 96FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 46FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Dying Light 2 is predicted to get L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 976 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 42% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 35% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
157 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
86 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$239
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
6.2
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB
Memory Speed
2001MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1785 MHz
Power
Max Power
130 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB is an entry to mid-level Nvidia graphics card which launched on March 14th, 2019. The GeForce GTX 1660 is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 570 and the RX 580, and replaces the outgoing GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB is a dual-slot mini-ITX graphics card with a single-fan cooling solution, small size, and is certified VR-Ready. This graphics card has poor overclocking potential. Its small size means this video card is ideal for small form factor (SFF) PC builds.

Architecture
The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Turing TU116, more specifically the TU166-300-A1, which has 22 SM activated and thus 1408 Shader Processing Units, 88 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1530 MHz and goes up to 1785 MHz with the Boost Clock, the same as the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 through a 192-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 2001MHz, or 8GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 450W power supply.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1660 will enable medium to high graphics performance on modern AAA 2018 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on High graphics settings at 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 1060.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Aero ITX 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, so our recommendation would be to use 1920x1080 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-8500 and 12GB of RAM for optimal performance.

Source [ Jon ]